Answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper or in the spaces provided. These questions are designed to enhance your ability to think like a geologist and not to test your specific knowledge of geology. Read each question carefully and thoroughly. Be patient and think logically. Submit this sheet along with any additional sheets at the end of the band.
1 carat = 0.2 gram
454 grams = 1 pound (lb.)
1000 grams = 1 kilogram
1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds
1. The rare and beautiful Dewey Ruby has a mass of 10 grams. How many
carats comprise the Dewey Ruby?
2. The Stillwell Sapphire, unearthed during the construction of Stillwell
Avenue, has a mass of exactly one-half pound. How many carats
comprise the Stillwell Sapphire?
3. The average gem-quality diamond costs approximately $1,500.00 per
carat. The Baseball Diamond, discovered during the construction of
Yankee Stadium, possesses a mass of 0.3 kilogram. How much would
the Baseball Diamond cost to a prospective purchaser?